of Sweden to give Niebuhr Lecture at Elmhurst College
Antje Jackelén/Credit: Bokmässan, [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr

The Most Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén will return to the Chicago area on April 30 when she delivers the Niebuhr Lecture at Elmhurst College.

Prior to becoming the archbishop of Uppsala and Sweden’s first woman archbishop of the Church of Sweden in 2014, Jackelén was professor of systematic theology and science from 2001 to 2007 at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, where she also was director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science.

In her lecture she will present “A History of Cosmic Passion: The Role of Evil in a Complex World.”

Her work even prior to moving to Chicago from Europe has explored the dialogue between science and theology. Her most recent book is Together in Hope (2016). She last gave a talk in Chicago in 2017 at LSTC on the topic “Reformation and Responsibility in the World.”


Susan Barreto


Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.

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